DVD Reviews

6

Fair

My Best Friend (DVD)

When you think of a loner, what kind of person comes to mind? Geeky? Talking about things that make them snort but which don’t amuse anyone else? A bit smelly?...

6

Fair

One Last Dance (DVD)

A soulful lead performance by Francis Ng as a disillusioned hit man is the main reason to see One Last Dance, a Singapore-set tribute to Hong Kong gangster movies from...

8

Great

28 Weeks Later (DVD)

Every so often, a sequel comes along that is better than the original. Yes, I know, it's a rare event, but it does happen — just look at The Godfather...

4

Poor

Fast Food Nation (DVD)

Based on Schlosser’s best-selling exposé of the fast food industry, Fast Food Nation is a fictional interpretation of the dodgy practices behind that multi-billion-dollar business.

9

Excellent

Jindabyne (DVD)

Ray Lawrence’s follow-up to his excellent Lantana had a lot of expectation riding on its shoulders. Happily, it’s every bit as good as you’d hope.

6

Fair

Magicians (DVD)

A rather inauspicious leap to the big screen for British TV favourites Mitchell & Webb (Peep Show, That Mitchell & Webb Look) actually works much better on DVD.

8

Great

This Is England (DVD)

As I settled down on my sofa to watch this DVD, I hadn’t a clue what to expect.

10

Superb

Sunshine (DVD)

Danny Boyle’s latest foray into sci-fi is serious stuff, gorgeous to look at and full of questions that will make your head hurt.

7

Good

Nip/Tuck: Season 4 DVD

It's great to see that the glossy trash of the night-time soap — popularised in the 1970s and 80s by Dynasty and Dallas — can still be found on TV...

7

Good

Unknown (DVD)

I'm not averse to the odd psychological thriller, as long as it’s done well, and Director Simon Brand did just that in this excellently written, all-star movie.